nata 2024 syllabus


NATA Syllabus 2024 – General Aptitude, Drawing Test, Mathematics


NATA Syllabus 2024 – The Syllabus of NATA 2024 will cover topics of Aptitude (Mathematics, Physics , Current Affairs etc.) and a drawing test. The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is a national-level entrance exam conducted by the Council of Architecture (COA). The exam aims to select candidates for admission to B.Arch courses in various participating colleges. The COA will release the NATA 2024 syllabus along with the notification. The NATA 2024 Official Notification is expected to be released in March 2024. 

Knowing the topics will help candidates solve the question paper. Continue reading to learn more about the NATA Exam Syllabus 2024.

Assessment Areas of NATA Syllabus 2024

NATA is an aptitude test that assesses a candidate’s innate ability through a variety of testing formats and cannot be taught, learnt or induced. NATA measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study i.e. Architecture, through assessment of cognitive skills, visual perception and aesthetic sensitivity tests, logical reasoning and critical thinking ability, etc.


Aptitude Test Parameters
Testing Ability
Diagrammatic Reasoning
Tests the candidate’s ability of logical reasoning using diagrams and scenarios.
Logical Reasoning
Tests the candidate’s ability to recognise patterns, sequences, or relationships between shapes and imagery.
Verbal Reasoning
Assesses the candidate’s ability to assess verbal logic.
Situational Judgment
Assesses the problem-solving ability of the candidate.
Inductive Reasoning
Tests the candidate’s ability to see patterns and analyse given data.
Numerical Reasoning
Tests the candidate’s mathematical ability through simple problems.
Abstract Reasoning
Assesses the candidate’s general knowledge and ability to utilise knowledge in new situations.


Other Assessment Areas of NATA Syllabus 2024

The NATA Aptitude Test measures candidates’ knowledge in:


  • Observational skills
  • Visual perception
  • Aesthetic sensitivity tests
  • Logical reasoning
  • Critical thinking ability


Questions could be asked in various topics that assess candidates on basic concepts in mathematics, physics and geometry, language and interpretation, elements and principles of design, aesthetic sensitivity, colour theory, lateral thinking and logical reasoning, visual perception and cognition, graphics and imagery, building anatomy and architectural vocabulary, basic techniques of building construction and knowledge of material, general knowledge and current affairs, etc.

NATA Syllabus 2024 for General Aptitude

General Aptitude covers reasoning and logical interpretation topics. The NATA Aptitude Syllabus is tabulated below.


Topics Covered
Objects and textures related to architecture and the built environment. Interpretation of pictorial compositions, Visualising three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawing. Visualising different sides of 3D objects. Analytical reasoning, mental ability (visual, numerical, and verbal), General awareness of national/international architects and famous architectural creations
Mathematical Reasoning
Statements, logical operations like and, or, if and only if, implies, implied by. Understanding of tautology, converse, contradiction, and contrapositive.
Sets and Relations
The idea of sets, subsets, complement, union, intersection and difference of sets, Venn diagram, De Morgan’s Laws, Relation and its properties. Equivalence relation — definition and elementary examples.


Candidates can find the NATA exam syllabus for Physics and Chemistry in the table below.


Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry; Structure of Atom; Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

Chemical Bonding and Molecular; States of Matter: Gases and Liquids Chemical Thermodynamics; Equilibrium; Redox Reactions; Hydrogen; s- Block Elements p -Block Elements

Organic Chemistry: Some Basic Principles and Techniques; Hydrocarbons; Environmental Chemistry

Electrostatics- Electric charges and Fields; Electrostatic Potential and Clearance

Current Electricity; Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism; Moving Charges and magnetism; Magnetism and Matter

Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating currents- Electromagnetic Induction; Alternating CurrentOptics- Ray optics and optical instruments, Wave Optics Dual nature of radiation and Matter

Atoms and Nuclei- Atoms, Nuclei

Electronic devices- Semiconductor Electronics, Materials, Devices and Simple Circuits.


NATA Syllabus 2024 for Drawing

Drawing Paper has been missing from the NATA exam from 2020 to 2023. It may or may not be conducted in 2024. 

The drawing test syllabus is as follows-


Understanding of scale and proportion of objects, geometric composition, shape, building forms and elements, aesthetics, colour texture, harmony, and contrast. Conceptualisation and Visualisation through structuring objects in memory. Drawing of patterns – both geometrical and abstract. Form transformations in 2D and 3D like union, subtraction, rotation, surfaces, and volumes. Generating plan, elevation, and 3D views of objects and creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shapes and forms. Perspective drawing, Sketching of urbanscape and landscape, Common day-to-day life objects like furniture, equipment, etc., from memory.


NATA Syllabus 2024 for Mathematics

Mathematics is an important and probably the most difficult subject, but also the most scoring subject in the NATA syllabus.


Topics Covered
Definitions of A.P. and G.P.; General term; Summation of first n-terms of series ∑n, ∑n²,∑n3; Arithmetic/Geometric series, A.M., G.M. and their relation; Infinite G.P. series and its sum
Definition; General properties; Change of base
Concepts of m x n (m ≤ 3, n ≤ 3) real matrices, operations of addition, scalar multiplication, and multiplication of matrices. Transpose of a matrix. The determinant of a square matrix. Properties of determinants (statement only). The minor, cofactor, and adjoint of a matrix. Nonsingular matrix. The inverse of a matrix. Finding the area of a triangle. Solutions of systems of linear equations. (Not more than 3 variables).
Trigonometric functions, addition and subtraction formulae, formulae involving multiple and submultiple angles, general solution of trigonometric equations. Properties of triangles, inverse trigonometric functions, and their properties
Coordinate Geometry
Distance formula, section formula, area of a triangle, condition of collinearity of three points in a plane. Polar coordiates, the transformation from Cartesian to polar coordinates and vice versa. Parallel transformation of axes, the concept of locus, elementary locus problems. The slope of a line. Equation of lines in different forms, the angle between two lines. Condition of perpendicularity and parallelism of two lines. Distance of a point from a line. Distance between two parallel lines. Lines through the point of intersection of two lines.Equation of a circle with a given centre and radius. The condition that a general equation of second degree in x, y may represent a circle. Equation of a circle in terms of endpoints of a diameter. Equation of tangent, normal, and chord. Parametric equation of a circle. The intersection of a line with a circle. Equation of common chord of two intersecting circles.
3-dimensional Coordinate Geometry
Direction cosines and direction ratios, the distance between two points and section formula, equation of a straight line, equation of a plane, and the distance of a point from a plane.
Theory of Calculus
Functions are the composition of two functions and inverse of a function, limit, continuity, derivative, chain rule, derivatives of implicit functions, and functions defined parametrically. Integration as a reverse process of differentiation, indefinite integral of standard functions. Integration by parts. Integration by substitution and partial fraction. A definite integral is a limit of a sum with equal subdivisions. The fundamental theorem of integral calculus and its applications. Properties of definite integrals. Formation of ordinary differential equations, solution of homogeneous differential equations, separation of variables method, linear first-order differential equations
Application of Calculus
Tangents and normals, conditions of tangency. Determination of monotonicity, maxima, and minima. Differential coefficient as a measure of rate. Motion in a straight line with constant acceleration. Geometric interpretation of definite integral as area, calculation of area bounded by elementary curves and Straight lines. The area of the region is included between two elementary curves.
Permutation and Combination
Permutation of n different things taken r at a time (r ≤The permutation of n things is not all different. Permutation with repetitions (circular permutation excluded). Combinations of n different things taken r at a time (r ≤ n). The combination of n things is not all different. Basic properties. Problems involving both permutations and combinations.
Statistics and Probability
The measure of dispersion, mean, variance and standard deviation, and frequency distribution. Addition and multiplication rules of probability, conditional probability and Bayes’ Theorem, independence of events, repeated independent trials, and Binomial distribution.


NATA Syllabus FAQs

Q. Who releases NATA Syllabus 2024?
Ans. The Council of Architecture (CoA) will release the syllabus for NATA 2024 in its official brochure.

Q. What is the syllabus of the NATA entrance test?
NATA 2024 Syllabus consists of General Aptitude, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, drawing, aesthetic sensitivity, color theory, geometry, language and interpretation, elements and principles of design.

Q. What are the math topics for NATA?
Ans. Candidates should focus more on topics like Coordinate Geometry, Algebra, Permutation and Combination, Statistics and Probability, Matrices, and logarithms to score good marks in mathematics.

Q. How can I prepare for NATA 2024?
Ans: Candidates can prepare for NATA by going through the NATA syllabus and exam pattern. Once they have completed each chapter and topic, they can take chapter-wise mock tests. After finishing the syllabus, they can start taking the full mock tests.

Q. What is assessed in NATA?
Ans. During the examination, the candidates will now be assessed on their aptitude and reasoning skills so that they are selected for admissions into the BArch courses offered by the participating institutes.



COA will release the NATA 2024 syllabus online. Candidates can check the Information Brochure for the NATA Syllabus.

125 Questions of a total of 200 Marks will be asked in the 2024 NATA Exam. These questions will be from the basic concepts in mathematics, physics and geometry, language and interpretation, elements and principles of design, aesthetic sensitivity, colour theory, lateral thinking and logical reasoning, visual perception and cognition, graphics and imagery, building anatomy and architectural vocabulary, basic techniques of building construction and knowledge of material, general knowledge and current affairs, etc.


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